Ravensworth Pinot Gris 2017
I can’t describe it better than Mike Bennie…
“Blushing gris is nothing new, but it is great to see a small coterie of fine wine producers enjoying how judicious skin contact brings about colour, texture, aroma, personality to the not-really-white variety of pinot gris (grigio). Bryan Martin has his head around how to get best from skins in his wine. This is stellar drinking. Hey, hey rosé! Sort of. Actually has a rosé kind of intro in faint strawberry and rose petal scents, but there’s plenty of gris nashi pear and lemon blossom for drinkers to anchor into. The palate is richly flavoured but medium weight, a touch of slipperiness but then the chalky pucker kicks in and stretches to mouthwatering. A touch of pepperiness to spice, some pear-apricot dimension fruitiness, a squirt of Campari to finish. Balanced, even, complex, delicious stuff. Hell yes.” 94 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, July 2017.